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Contemporary Taiwan films to screen in Spain

A total of six movies from Taiwan will screen May 16-18 at Cinemes Girona in Barcelona for a festival titled Taiwan Stories From Within, the Ministry of Culture said.
Co-organized by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain’s Cultural Division and independent curators Catarina Brites Soares and Miquel Martí Freixas, the event will feature “A Journey in Spring,” “Moneyboys,” “Temporary,” “Terra Nullius or: How to Be a Nationalist,” “The Clock” and “The Pig.”
Among these, the documentary “Terra Nullius or: How to Be a Nationalist,” directed by James T. Hong, focuses on sovereignty disputes over the Diaoyutai Islands, while the drama “Moneyboys,” jointly produced by Taiwan, Austria, Belgium and France, depicts life for gay individuals in China.
According to the curators, the festival will showcase works produced over the past decade by emerging directors in a variety of genres, with a particular emphasis on the perspectives of female directors to help audiences gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s society.
To kick off the event, a lecture will be held at Autonomous University of Barcelona, during which Yo Chen, a France-based film expert, will discuss the current development of Taiwan cinema with Esteve Riambau, director of film archive Filmoteca de Catalunya.
TECO in Spain’s Cultural Division said the festival is expected to help raise interest in Taiwan movies among young local audiences and pledged to continue introducing homegrown cinema to the Southern European country. (YCH-E)
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